Right PDTraveller, and I think we even learnt the phonetic alphabet at school, though that was in the 60’s, however you only had to watch Z cars and you picked it up pretty quickly.
I was also astounded when the engineer working on T2 said, “on a project this size you expect there to be problems on starting ops”. Err, no, not if I’m paying a billion plus I don’t! Besides, what an admission. Can you imagine a French or German engineer saying that – even if as AD says they can’t find the on/off switch? I suppose he was at least being honest!